What is this scholarship for?
The John M. Murphy Scholarship was established in 2004 by the family and friends of John Murphy. Mr. Murphy was born in Circleville, West Virginia. Although he no longer lives in the area, the Mountain State, specifically Pendleton County, continues to hold a special place in his heart. With this in mind, the scholarship was created to help a student from Pendleton County reach his/her dream of pursuing education beyond secondary school in the field of biology, environmental science, or ecology.
What are the requirements?
Applicant must be a Pendleton County high school senior planning to major in any natural science related field at a West Virginia college or university.
What will I receive if I am rewarded this scholarship?
Recipients of the John M. Murphy Scholarship will receive an initial $500 scholarship that will be made payable directly to the student’s college at the start of their freshman year. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible to apply for a student loan that could be partially or fully forgiven if the student decides to work in West Virginia for a specific numbers of years after college graduation. Scholarship recipients will be notified if they are eligible for loan opportunities.
How can I apply?
Apply by downloading the link at the bottom of the page, printing the form, filling out the information, and mailing it into our office: 1000 Technology Drive, Suite 2000, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Students applying must also:
- Mail in a typed resume.
- Mail in a Letter of Intent that includes your career interests and why you feel you should receive this scholarship. Letters should be no longer than one page, double spaced.
- Mail in official transcript(s) from all schools – high schools and colleges – attended. Transcript(s) must include SAT or ACT scores, and must be sent in an Mail in two evaluation forms. One evaluation form must be from a teacher. Printable evaluation forms may be found on the Scholarship homepage. Both evaluation forms must be in separate envelopes with the recommender’s signature written across the seal of the envelope.
How will I know if I received the scholarship?
You will get a letter in the mail confirming whether you have or have not received the scholarship before the end of the 2016 Spring Semester.